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"It's awesome man," Travis Bing said. "I've been waiting for months now it seems."
Bing is one of the tens of thousands of Preds fans all over the Midstate that at first were on pins and needles waiting for the lockout
to end but had given up hope after a few months.
"I honestly did not think it was going to happen," Bing said.
But Sunday afternoon at the pub on McGavock pike he was celebrating the
highly anticipated news that the lockout could soon be over.
But he said the energy at the bar was nowhere near as intense as it is in the Preds room during an exciting game.
"It's almost like being at the arena," Bing said. "We're screaming and we're yelling at the TV."
The atmosphere is so great in fact, it doesn't matter where you're from or what colors you wear.
Dennis Pepperack is a Red Wings fan, and said says rivalries are all in good
fun. Sunday, fans of all teams put aside their differences if only for a moment.
"We're just glad that the NHL is back," Pepperack said. "Regardless of the team that
you root for, we're all hockey fans and we love the game."
And what's good for the regulars, is great for the owners.
"We are thrilled totally, excited," said Tracy Hamilton, owner.
Hamilton isn't just an entrepreneur, she's also a fan, and said she's glad
her office and her hangout are back in the same place again.
hockey crowd is a very passionate crowd," Hamilton said. "When they find a place that
they like and they go to they really want to gather with other hockey
The earliest game back for the home team could be January 15th when the Predators are scheduled to take on the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena.
Monday, January 7 2013, 07:21 AM CST
State officials to hold seat belt campaign event
May 24, 2013 08:11 GMT
SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (AP) -- The Governor's Highway Safety Office plans to announce its "Click It or Ticket" campaign on Friday.
The event is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. at the Robertson County Courthouse in Springfield.
Nationally, statistics show seat belt use increased significantly in 2012 as compared to 2011 among drivers, right-front passengers and backseat occupants.
However, officials say more than 400 of Tennessee's crash fatalities last year involved unrestrained drivers or passengers.
The Governor's Highway Safety Office urges all motorists to buckle up.
Asia stocks extend losses after big sell-off
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stocks continued to retreat today after being routed the day before by unexpectedly weak Chinese manufacturing and fears the Federal Reserve will start withdrawing its monetary stimulus.
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